Choose dates to view prices

Kena Beach Hotel

Photo gallery for Kena Beach Hotel

Aerial view
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Kena Beach Hotel

Kena Beach Hotel

3.5 star property
Beachfront hotel in Matemwe with outdoor pool, restaurant
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

55 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Matemwe, Matemwe, 73108
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 2 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 11 min drive
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 24 min drive
  • Nungwi Beach - 40 min drive
  • Kendwa Beach - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 76 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Andiamo - 14 min drive
  • Narai Thai Resaurant - 13 min drive
  • Pool Bar Nzuri - 13 min drive
  • Seles - 13 min walk
  • Zen Zero - 11 min drive

About this property

Kena Beach Hotel

At Kena Beach Hotel, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax on a sunlounger, plus you'll have access to on-site scuba-diving and snorkelling. The outdoor pool provides plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages and manicures and pedicures. The bar is a great place to grab a drink, and The Bridge Restaurant serves Fusion cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other features include a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli and free bike rentals. The helpful staff and size get good marks from fellow travellers.


All-inclusive room rates at Kena Beach Hotel are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

Buffet and à la carte meals and snacks included


Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 35 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle within 85 km*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • BBQs
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Pool table
  • Boat tours nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.


The Bridge Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
Mnemba View Lounge – On-site bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2321.34 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: TZS 45000.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: TZS 45000.00

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 120000 per vehicle
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for TZS 75.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Azanzi Beach
Kena Beach Hotel Zanzibar North
Azanzi Beach Hotel Matemwe
Azanzi Beach Matemwe
Azanzi Hotel
Azanzi Beach Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar
Azanzi Beach Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
Kena Beach Hotel Matemwe
Kena Beach Matemwe
Hotel Kena Beach Hotel Matemwe
Matemwe Kena Beach Hotel Hotel
Azanzi Beach Hotel
Kena Beach
Hotel Kena Beach Hotel
Kena Beach Hotel Hotel
Kena Beach Hotel Matemwe
Kena Beach Hotel Hotel Matemwe

Frequently asked questions

Does Kena Beach Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kena Beach Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kena Beach Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kena Beach Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Kena Beach Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kena Beach Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Kena Beach Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 120000 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kena Beach Hotel?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Kena Beach Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as snorkelling, cycling and scuba-diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kena Beach Hotel?
Yes, The Bridge Restaurant offers al fresco dining and Fusion cuisine.
Does Kena Beach Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Kena Beach Hotel like?
Kena Beach Hotel is a short 11-minute walk from Muyuni Beach and 12 minutes' walk from Kigomani Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Beautiful Garden
Absolutely beautiful garden. Very helpful staff
4-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tanesha, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Our family of 4 had a wonderful 3 night stay. The rooms were beautiful, beds comfortable, and the air con worked well. Turn down service to spruce up the rooms and set up the mosquito netting is a nice touch. The pavilion has impressive architectural presence which is brilliant planning for covering the pool (so its always a cool temperature), covering 2 the dining areas and the 2 bars. There were always enough lounge chairs covered in comfortable canvas with pillows and a few different options for shade. The staff was very friendly (although the bar staff seemed unenthusiastic most of the time). Bobo took us on a cool reef walk, but I’d recommend only fit people and children who are >9 participate. There are way too many spikey sea urchins, even with the sturdy fishing boots Kena supplies, if you stumble and fall on an urchin or rough coral, it would be a bad scene. The food was pretty good. Lots of selections for meat eaters. Only 1 or two options for vegetarians in the buffet. With some Indian influence on the menus, I’d recommend putting full Indian dishes into the rotation. Samosas, tiki masala, paneer dishes and even desserts. The flan and passion fruit mousse were the best dishes. My husband liked the Swahili dishes. I’d also recommend that they place some hammocks around the property and add a ping pong table And fussball in the game room. My kids used the pool table and the dart board, more options would be nice. We enjoyed meeting the Maasai and picking out gifts
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful resort on a quiet strip of beach in Matemwe. The staff could not do more to help!
Hollie, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kena Beach Hotel for perfect vacation in Zanzibar
We enjoyed our stay at the Kena Beach Hotel very much, the hotel is excellent, the stuff was lovely and supper kind, the rooms were perfect for our needs, very clean and equipped. Highly recommend!
Rafi, 11-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nina, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Just right for us!
Could t believe the amazing service we received! Excellent customer care.
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing staff, great location. Wonderful place. They really went out of the way to help and make our stay special!
Lisa, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Amazing Staff
Very Nice Hotel. Amazing Staff
Imran, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review